Bus crashes into bridge; one dead, scores injured

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A Metro Mass Transit Bus carrying sixty (60) passengers has crashed into a bridge leading to the death of one passenger with 22 others sustaining various degrees of injuries.

The accident occurred Sunday at about 6:00 pm on a bridge over river Supon at Osenase on Asamankese to Kade road.

The Bus with registration number GG 3973- 09 was transporting the passengers from Koforidua towards Tiakama Nkwanta on Osenase – Oda road.

According to the suspect driver -Asante Robert, 45, while descending a hill towards the bridge he lost control of the steering wheel and crashed into the wall of the bridge and violently landed across it blocking the road from both sides.

At least 23 passengers sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to St.Dominic Hospital in Akwatia, Osenase Health Center, and Asamankese Hospital for treatment however one of the victims Zinabu Dauda,33, was pronounced dead. The body has been deposited at Asamankese Government Hospital Morgue.

According to the acting, Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command, Sargeant Francis Gomado, the driver of the bus will be arrested to assist investigation after he is discharged from the hospital.

He said the accident bus has since been towed allowing the free flow of traffic.

In a related development, two persons have died in a fatal motorbike accident on Suhum to Asamankese road of the Eastern region.

The accident occurred at 12:30 am on Sunday, November 29, 2020.

According to the local Police the suspect rider name not yet known was riding an unregistered Sanya Motorbike with pillion rider also name not known without headlamp from Anum -Apapam towards Suhum direction “.

On reaching a section of the road at Gin Nkwanta near Suhum on the Suhum-Asamankese motor road, he lost control of the motorbike and both fell into a ditch at the nearside when facing Suhum direction.

The suspect rider, as well as the pillion rider, died on the spot.

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